Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club of Seattle

Welcome to the official, original website of the Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club one of Seattle's oldest motorcycle clubs 

About the Jollies

The Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club

has a rich history and once numbered 100 including a woman's division and a motorycle stunt-and-drill team that rode white Harleys in the Seattle Seafair parade.  For many years the Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club owned and operated one of the only large oval dirt tracks and hill climb track in the surrounding area. 

This site is dedicated

to preserving the rich history of the club. Our History page includes many old pictures and articles dating back to the very early years of the Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club. Check out our Jolly Blog for even more Jolly history.

Toward the end of its existence

the Jolly Rogers racetrack was gradually expanded and converted from Scrambles to Motocross. Available pictures and videos from that era are increasingly hard to find. We solicit any who wish to contribute to make them available for posting. Please contact us at:

Yesterday's Memories Tomorrow's Dreams

The one true original Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club website has obtained the copyrights to display legendary Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club member and past club president, Carmen Tom's book book titled "Yesterday's Memories Tomorrow's Dreams". Check it out on the Jolly Blog. Make sure you check out chapters "50 Years and the Jolly Roger Motorcycle Club" and "The Old Timers go mountain climbing". Both make references to lifetime club member "the Great Seymour (Bob) and longtime members Ron Bennett and Slimbo, many times referenced throughout this website.

Home Movies: The Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club Race Track Circa 1970-1972

Home movies taken by long time Jollies members the Seymour's
and converted to web format by long time Jollies member "Fingers" DeHan are some of the oldest video footage of early races at the Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club Race Track located in Kent, Washington.

Club Officers

PRESIDENT - Ironhorse
SGT at Arms - Redneck and Mean Dean 
REFEREE - Wizard

Ron Bennett

Membership Form

Membership in the Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club is open to those who are sponsored by an existing member in good standing.

Feature:  Joan Berry

Joan Berry is one of the only 2 current women members in the Jolly Rogers Motorcycle club. Her can-do attitude has won her the support of the faithful and propelled her to the office of Madame Secretary. She regularly participates in club rides and activities and is a bonding force within the group. Joan rides a 2012 Harley Davidson Softail Convertible, although it doesn’t currently sport one of her custom paint jobs, it just may in the near future.

An accomplished airbrush artist and custom motorcycle painter her skills are in constant demand. She and her husband (also an Officer in the Jolly Roger’s MC) have a thriving Harley Davidson repair shop in Burien and a Shell Service Station in White Center. Joan was born and raised right here in South Seattle.

“I grew up in this community. I spent many a weekend at the Jolly Roger’s hill climb. I feel it’s a privilege to be a member in a club so steeped in local history. I remember vividly my first ride on a Harley Davidson it was a 1968 Shovelhead chopper. It belonged to my best friends dad, I was 11 and it impacted my life in a powerful way. That was 1971 and it was all Harley Davidsons from that point on, except for my first dirt bike- a Honda CR80 with a beefed up engine.

I feel it’s important to preserve the history of the Jolly Rogers MC and also to embrace the modern version of the club which is now predominately street riding. As Secretary I feel the difficulty of preserving our roots yet taking the club forward. If you are over 21 and ride a motorcycle come see what the Jolly Roger’s are all about at The Chelan Restaurant the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm.”


Joan Berry

Club History

The Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club is one of Seattle's oldest motorcycle clubs. The club once numbered 100 including a woman's division and a motorcycle stunt-and-drill team that rode white Harleys in the Seattle Seafair parade.

Check out MORE HISTORY to find an assortment of the club history including newspaper articles, pictures, notes and posters.


Here you will find a list of Motorcycle based Links we think you will find interesting. Check back as this page will be updated often. Enjoy!

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Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows
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The Seattle Cossacks Stunt and Drill Motorcycle Team
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Norman Greenbaum, Thanks for allowing us to use the intro to Spirit in the Sky for our website theme
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Russ Brown, Washington Motorcycle Personal Injury Lawyer
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Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club

Seattle, Washington USA
Contact: the Great Seymour
Phone: 206-244-4563

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